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pled·get

 (plĕj′ĭt)
n.
A small flat absorbent pad used to medicate, protect, or absorb drainage from a wound or sore.

[Origin unknown.]

pledget

(ˈplɛdʒɪt)
n
(Medicine) a small flattened pad of wool, cotton, etc, esp for use as a pressure bandage to be applied to wounds or sores
[C16: of unknown origin]

pledg•et

(ˈplɛdʒ ɪt)

n.
a small, flat mass of lint, absorbent cotton, or the like, for use on a wound, sore, etc.
[1530–40; orig. uncertain]
Translations

pled·get

n. tapón de algodón absorbente o de gasa.

pledget

n torunda, trozo de algodón o gasa usado para limpiar heridas o para detener hemorrhagia
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Options include Dexon mesh splenorrhaphy, removing devitalized segments of the spleen with the use of the ultrasonic dissector, the suture ladder of Buntain, segmental and splenic arterial ligation with segmental resection, interlocking suture, long straight needles, hemostatic pledgets, and viable omentum as bolsters or packing.
1)) Next, pledgets soaked in topical agents are placed within the nasal cavity to decongest and anesthetize branches of the anterior and posterior ethmoid, sphenopalatine, and nasopalatine nerves.
Venous congestion can be treated with elevation, dressing release, external bleeding through nail plate removal, or with the use of leeches or heparin soaked pledgets.
Small tears can be repaired primarily by simple suture with or without the use of pledgets under direct compression or with application of a vascular clamp thus avoiding the need for potential cardiopulmonary bypass.
Non-absorbable Teflon felt is intended for use in cardiac surgery, most commonly as a patch where there is a tissue defect but also as a buttress for sutures, using small pledgets for vessel repair.
As a result, a softer, more pliable pledget is formed that not only increases user comfort during use, but also affords a user with comparable and/or increased leakage protection over conventional tampons or tampon pledgets.
In the first place then, take care that you do not open your mouth; but holding your breath, rush at the intruder and seize his cue in your left hand, while with the thumb and index finger of the right, you lay hold of his nose just above the alae with a firm grip; a bolus will drop out of each nostril, with which you are to plug your own nasal passage (be not fastidious) and you may then commence breathing (your mouth still closed)--for these medicated pledgets possess the property of decomposing the somnolent gas.
1% of total urine was collected and filtered through two-double pledgets into plastic bottles containing a few ml of 10% hydrochloric acid solution to maintain pH below 3.
Fluoroscopy-guided UAE consists of the placement of bilateral UA balloon catheters through femoral sheaths, followed by embolization with Gelfoam pledgets to maintain or achieve hemostasis.
They estimated intraoperative blood loss by measuring the amount in the suction bottle and by weighing the cotton pledgets before and after the procedures.
The risk lies in the procedural type and technique and may often be due to exposure to suspension sutures, polypropylene pledgets, or mesh--all of which may serve as a nidus for crystallization.